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Hydrogen-Induced Reversible Insulator–Metal Transition in a Palladium Nanosphere Sensor

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  • Jianli Zou,

    1. Centre for Strategic Nano-Fabrication, School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
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  • K. Swaminathan Iyer,

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    1. Centre for Strategic Nano-Fabrication, School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    • Centre for Strategic Nano-Fabrication, School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.
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  • Colin L. Raston

    1. Centre for Strategic Nano-Fabrication, School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
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Abstract

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A reversible insulator-metal transition occurs in a self organized three-dimensional palladium nanosphere without the use of an external hydrostatic pressure, involving the absorption of molecular hydrogen at ambient pressure, which is a new paradigm in hydrogen sensing.

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